Robotic Joint Replacement Specialist

Wolfson Orthopedics

Nikolaj Wolfson, MD, FRCSC, FACS

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon located in Lower Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA

Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Nikolaj Wolfson, MD, uses the most advanced techniques in his field, including robotic joint replacement, at Wolfson Orthopedics in the Lower Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. Dr. Wolfson was among the first surgeons in the area to offer robotic joint replacements. For the highest-quality care in robotic joint replacement procedures, call or book an appointment online today.

Robotic Joint Replacement Q & A

What is robotic joint replacement?

Robotic joint replacement uses cutting-edge technology to perform certain surgeries, such as knee replacement and hip replacement, with greater accuracy. The team at Wolfson Orthopedics offers robotic joint replacement to provide their patients with better outcomes, including less pain and a shorter recovery time. 

This type of surgery is also known as robot-assisted joint replacement, which is a more accurate description because the robots don’t operate independently. Your highly-trained surgeon at Wolfson Orthopedics is completely in control of the procedure the entire time.

How does robotic joint replacement work?

The major difference between standard and robotic joint surgery comes down to a customized preoperative plan. Standard joint replacement surgery uses X-ray images of your joint and relies on your surgeon’s visual assessment and manual skills. 

Robot-assisted surgery begins with a computerized tomography (CT) scan. Your Wolfson Orthopedics surgeon uses your CT image to create a virtual, 3D model of your joint. They use this model to develop a preoperative plan based on your unique anatomy. 

Your surgeon programs a robotic arm with your customized plan, which allows them to operate within specific boundaries. This offers a greater degree of precision and accuracy than standard surgery.

What are the benefits of robotic joint replacement?

Because robot-assisted surgery is more precise and customized to fit your specific joint structure, it offers a variety of advantages over standard joint replacement. Benefits of robotic joint replacement include:

  • Less pain
  • Faster recovery
  • Reduced risk of joint replacement failure

Joint replacement surgeries are already among the most successful procedures in all of medicine, but robotic assistance improves it further. The experts at Wolfson Orthopedics have experience performing robotic joint replacements, so you can feel confident going into your procedure. 

Who is a good candidate for robotic joint replacement?

Robot-assisted surgery is safe and appropriate for most patients who need a joint replacement procedure. The team at Wolfson Orthopedics uses robotic technology to assist with a variety of joint replacements, including hip replacement, partial knee replacement, and total knee replacement surgeries. 

To learn more about robotic joint replacement, call Wolfson Orthopedics or book an appointment online today.